In accordance with section 26 of Electricity Act, 2003 the National Load
i) Despatch Centre shall be established by the Central
Government at the national level for optimum scheduling and despatch
of electricity among the Regional load despatch centres.
ii) In exercise of the powers conferred at section 176 (2) (d) of Electricity Act,
2003, Ministry of Power, Government of India vide notification dated 2nd
March, 2005 had constituted National Load Despatch Centre
at national level for optimum scheduling and despatch
of electricity among RLDCs and the centre
will be located at New Delhi with back-up at Kolkata.
iii) The National Load Despatch Centre shall be Apex
Body to ensure integrated operation of the national Power System and discharge the
Supervision over the RLDCs.
- Scheduling and
despatch of electricity over inter-regional links in accordance with Grid
standards specified by the Authority and Grid Code specified by the Central Commission
in coordination with RLDCs.
- Coordination with
RLDCs for achieving maximum economy and efficiency in operation of National
- Monitoring of operations and grid
security of the National Grid.
Supervision and control over the inter regional links as may be required for ensuring
stability of the power system under its control.
- Co-ordination with Regional Power
Committees for regional outage schedule in the national perspective to ensure optimum
utilization of power resources.
- Coordination with
RLDCs for the energy accounting of inter-regional exchange of power.
- Coordination for restoration of synchronous
operation of National Grid with RLDCs.
- Co-ordination for trans-national exchange
- Providing operational feed-back for
National Grid planning to the Authority and the Central Transmission Utility.
- Levy and collection of such fee and
charges from the Generating Companies or the licensees involved in the power system
as may be specified by the Central Commission.
Dissemination of information relating to operations of
transmission system in accordance with directions or regulations issued by
the Central Commission and the Central Government from time to time.
iv) Administrative approval and expenditure sanction has been accorded by the Ministry
of Power, Government of India for establishment of National Load
Despatch Centre at an estimated cost of 44.96 crores
to be undertaken by POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited and the project is to
be completed by May, 2008.